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Cork City Hall - Free Speech Supporters opposed by Abortion Campaigners

Cork City Hall - Free Speech Supporters opposed by Abortion Campaigners
Free Speech Supporters at Cork City Hall , Saturday January 4th 2019
A Free Speech Rally at Cork City Hall on Saturday was met by a counter protest led by Kathy D'Arcy of the Abortion Rights Campaign and members of the communist Workers solidarity movement . 

The Support Free Speech Rally organised by the Yellow Vest Ireland Movement numbering some 100 participants , many waving Tricolour flags were mocked and sneered at by a crowd of around 200 counter protesters some waving communist flags who gathered on the opposite side of the road . 

The Counter Protest group called 'rebels for peace' , an offshoot of 'Rebels for Choice' -  the Cork branch of the Abortion rights campaign was led by Cork Feminist and exclusion zone activist Kathy D'Arcy , a leading figure in both movements. 

Ms D'Arcy who teaches Women's Studies in University College Cork and who served as Chairperson of the Cork Together for Yes to repeal the 8th amendment was joined in her counter protest by the communist Workers solidarity movement - a self described "national anarchist organisation" founded in Dublin in 1984 . Last Month , Both groups , the Abortion Rights Campaign and Workers Solidarity movement took part in a similar counter protest against a free speech rally in Dublin . 

One of the Counter protesters told the Cork Echo that he saw his Dad beeping the car horn in support of free speech supporters and said that division is running deep on this issue, targeting family bonds.

"Thank god he didn’t join them, I didn’t want to stand here with my sister shouting at my dad on the other side"


Below : Counter Protest Group "rebels for peace" , an offshoot of "rebels for choice" - the cork branch of abortion rights campaign protesting against free speech in Cork , January 4th 2019.
  
Counter Protest group "rebels for peace" protesting against free speech rally cork city hall january 4th 2019
   
Abortion Activist Kathy D'Arcy leader of Counter Protest group "rebels for peace" protesting against free speech in cork , january 4th 2019
  
Below : Free Speech Supporters , Cork City Hall
  

Free Speech Supporters , Cork City Hall , January 4th 2019


   

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Mature Society : one where I express my views and you are equally free to challenge them .
Immature Society : one where I express my views and you invoke the law to stop me.

What society do you want to live in ??
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Kudos and sincere Thanks to Mike Irish !

In reply to Derek;

It is actually quite easy to explain the current situation, One side (You, I and others here) are fighting to preserve freedoms fought for by both relatives and Our Forefathers for the most basic rights, of and for this Country and ALL her people.

The opposition being Communists, Pro-abortionists, Anarchists and Feminists are fighting to secure rights that they view as being so unstable and insecure, that at the very instruction of the VOTER!, could be stricken from history.

Or in simple English; We long to preserve what is both historic and the property of ALL! AND they want to ensure that THEIR own personal & Narrow self interests are protected by DENYING the Irish Voter both the RIGHT to express views and in doing so stifle opinion that might change the current situation. That Said, EVERY pendulum forever swings in two directions and in opposing FREE SPEECH the time will no doubt come when they also, will see the harm THEY have done to THEMSELVES!

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this woman Kathy D'Arcy has no problem sharing a platform with people waving communist flags , highly offensive to many eastern european people living in Ireland . public displays of Communist symbols like the hammer and sickle is illegal in many eastern european countries such as Poland ,Ukraine , Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova , Estonia etc . Communism killed an estimated 100 million people and these anti freedom warriors are celebrating it . Shame on them , they bring shame to the streets of cork . Shame shame shame on all of you.

More than ever the good people of Cork need to unite and say No to Communism , YES to Free Speech , Yes to Democracy .
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There is an old saying Bull, it goes something like this; " Even the Devil makes a good bedfellow, IF all you desire is to keep warm" (You will have to forgive me , I can not remember either the Book nor the Author)

In other words these people would AND will sell their very beliefs, principles and standards off for the RIGHT price. The RIGHT PRICE in this case being:

(1.) The Communists desire to govern at all costs.

(2.) The Feminist desire to impose their Agenda on ALL.

(3.) Ms. D'Arcy (2 & 3) desire to silence CHANGING OPINION on Abortion.

(4.) The Anarchists desire (I assume) is to prove the TRUE meaning of Direct Contradiction and Oxymoron, though I rarely hear them speak!.

As for your absolutely correct statement, on the abhorrent treatment of those both under Communist Governments and in opposition to said governments. SADLY while our Youth are being taught Women's Studies and Politically Correct speech (which ironically does NOT include Free Speech), such issues as the history and absolute harm of Communism simply falls off the school agenda.

I echo your statement: SHAME!

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its pro choice so long as you dont 'choose' to disagree with them or express a different point of view , then they'll bully you into silence and protest in your face for laws to silence you
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its hard to believe that anyone in this day and age would be against free speech , the cornerstone of every true democracy is a freedom to voice ones opinions and engage in debate around issues , without it , sure we may as well be living in North korea or somewhere
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